I love just going into the studio and throwing myself into some ideas.
These small bud vases keep popping up recently. But the clay is just a bit short for bending without cracking.
And with two little ones, helping with a few Etsy teams & my Master Gardener responsibilities – I am finding it extremely difficult to spend time working on my work.
Then to have clay act like this – No Thanks!
I needed to clean up my work space and get the clay ready for my next creative window.
So out comes a new, old bag (pugged 5 years ago) of porcelain. Has some good mold/bacteria growth – but just not quite enough for how plastic I need it to act.
So I grabbed a very old Lager and added some water. I seriously freaking love the smell of beer and dirt. Give me some warm sunshine and some music and I’m good to go! Perfect…
Spent some time cutting and breaking the clay up, then adding some beer water to moisten it and hopefully promote more bacteria to grow.
Wiped the whole area down after cleaning up. So ready for some clay play time! Hopefully with plastic porcelain this next time…
Because these – are absolutely being revisited. These dry ones are broken down, soaked in water, dried out to a workable stage – and into something “more”.
Something with a bit of muchness to it as I think I am starting to find that creative place inside me once again.